Thinking FAST, and slow

10 year old Elliott is brought into you emergency department after falling off his bike. Whilst trying to escape from a gang of bullies he went off-road, left the ground and landed awkwardly. The front wheel twisted and the handlebars hit his belly. He is complaining of pain in the left upper quadrant. He has…

On labels

Let’s play a word association game. I am going to say something and I want you to say our loud the first image that comes into your head…. Are you ready? … Orthopaedic surgeon. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. On labels, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14207

Treadmill Burns

Chase, 3, is brought in by ambulance with his hand wrapped in a towel. His sweaty father – wearing running gear – explains that Chase touched the treadmill whilst Dad was in full flight. A recently published paper in Burns reviews the epidemiology of treadmill burns; Goltsman D, Li Z, Connolly S, Meyerowitz-Katz D4, Allan…

Pyloric stenosis

Key points: Think of pyloric stenosis in a vomiting infant. Only about 1 in 7 cases will have the classic triad of projectile vomiting, visible peristalsis and the palpable “olive”. Hypokalemia suggests several weeks of symptoms. Ultrasound is the most common diagnostic modality, in addition to Hx & Examination. Rehydrate and correct electrolyte disturbances before…

DFTB in Dublin – the Workshops

Having braved international flights half of the team from DFTB (Andy and Henry) have made it to SMACCDub. For those of you not in the know the Social Media And Critical Care conference is in it’s fourth year now and partly inspired us to start Don’t Forget The Bubbles.  Although the editors regularly chat online…

Breast anomalies

—Most breast lesions in children and adolescents are benign and self limiting. However, it is important not to overlook the impact that abnormal breast development can have on an adolescent’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Here Catherine Boorer (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon) discusses the spectrum of presentations. Polythelia (accessory nipples) —Can occur anywhere along the mammary ridge…

The Crying Game

Pain in children is often under-recognised and under-treated. This is the screencast of the talk I gave at the recent Emergency Registrars Regional Conference held at Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne. Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The Crying Game, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7837

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